European Journal of Current Legal Issues

The European Journal of Current Legal Issues (EJoCLI) is the oldest open access legal eJournal in Europe, first published in 1995 as the Web Journal of Current Legal Issues and retitled to reflect a more European context in 2015.  It is refereed, focusing on issues which are topical and important within the field of law. The Journal is currently edited at the School of Law, Queen's University of Belfast.  From 1995 to 2012 it was published at Newcastle University and issues prior to 2013 are now held on BAILII and are available here.  The URL for the journal is  The contents are also available under the previous URL of

Vol 21, No 2 (2015): EJoCLI

Table of Contents

Editorial HTML
Catherine Easton


The Shifting Battleground of Article 4(2) TEU: Evolving National Identities and the corresponding need for EU management? HTML
Mary Dobbs
Secrets of State and the Right of Access in Spain HTML
Pilar Cousido González
A Comparative Analysis of the Ethos, Role and Function of Implied Obligations in Shipping Law and General Law of Contract HTML
George K Ndi, Tariq S.F Alawneh


How does Court Attendance impact the Mental Health of Patients with Psychiatric Disorders? A Literature Review HTML
Nevjeet Singh Bhagrath, Roger Evans
The nature of spent convictions and the common law basis of the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme: Limiting the effectiveness of Clare's Law? HTML
Jamie Grace

Case Notes

Supreme Court Closes Another Vicarious Liability Loophole: Woodland v Swimming Teachers Association HTML
Jill Dickinson, Alex Nicholson
A tangled web of access to information: reflections on R (on the application of Evans) and another v Her Majesty's Attorney General HTML
Karen Mc Cullagh

Book Reviews

Book Review: Bernal, P., Internet Privacy Rights, Cambridge UP HTML
Philip Leith

ISSN: 2059-0881